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  • Ethics panel dismisses complaint against Hickenlooper

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    DENVER - An ethics complaint against Gov. John Hickenlooper was dismissed Monday in a 4-1 vote by the Independent Ethics Commission. Commissioners ruled that Hickenlooper did not violate state ethics laws by using state employees to help prepare for a Democratic Governors Association...

  • Udall concerned military cuts could impact firefighting readiness

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Colorado's U.S. Sen. Mark Udall said the military is ready for another season of battling wildfires from the air, but remains worried that planned cuts could impact readiness. The Democrat visited U.S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs on Monday and met...

  • Panel dismisses Gov. Hickenlooper ethics complaint

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado's ethics panel ruled that Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper did not violate the state's gift ban or improperly use staff time during his attendance at a Democratic Governors Association conference. The Independent Ethics Commission issued its ruling Monday after...

  • Tuition hike cap, college funding boost approved in Colorado Senate

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado's public colleges and universities will have lower tuition increase caps next year under a bill that won unanimous approval Monday in the state Senate. The Senate gave voice approval to a bill to lower maximum tuition hikes from 9 percent to 6 percent. The bill...

  • Packed Colorado Springs City Council agenda might be streamlined

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The clock struck midnight on April 8, and Colorado Springs City Council was still in session. The council convened at 11:30 a.m. in City Hall for a planning session and went into its regular meeting at 1 p.m. There was a short dinner break and then the council hunkered down for a...

  • Mike Kopp, Scott Gessler make their way onto Republican primary ballot for Colorado governor

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    BOULDER - In the five-way Republican showdown for the governor's office Saturday, former state lawmaker Mike Kopp and Secretary of State Scott Gessler eked their way onto the primary ballot. At the daylong event at the University of Colorado Coors Events Center, 3,961 voting GOP...

  • This week: Your calendar of events around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Here's a look at what's happening around Colorado Springs this week: - The Colorado Springs Police Department will host a neighborhood and business watch program training class Saturday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Sand Creek Division, 4125 Center Park Drive. The class is open to...

  • Utilities: Effectiveness of NeuStream scrubber test system will not be shared

    by Dave Philipps dave.philipps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    How well did a test version of the $156 million Neumann Systems Group pollution scrubbers work on the downtown Colorado Springs power plant? Colorado Springs Utilities won't say publicly. Though the performance of the scrubbers has serious implications for air quality in the region...

  • Bach names RTA advisory board that will oversee City for Champions initiatives

    By lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach on Friday announced 16 community leaders who will serve on the Regional Tourism Act Advisory Board, which will oversee development of the City of Champions. Appointments include three ex-officio members, nine community members and four...

  • Lamborn forced into primary, Renfroe wins CD4 in upset

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    BROOMFIELD - Congressman Doug Lamborn was unexpectedly forced into a primary Friday afternoon after a late-comer to the election, Bentley Rayburn, earned enough delegate support to put his name on the June ballot. Lamborn dominated the event getting 253 votes or 63 percent. Rayburn...

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